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Digital Divides The New Challenges and Opportunities of e-Inclusion

Digital Divides The New Challenges and Opportunities of e-Inclusion

1st Edition

Kim Andreasson
January 14, 2015

The rapid development of the information society has accentuated the importance of digital divides, which refer to economic and social inequalities among populations due to differences in access to, use of, or knowledge of information and communication technologies (ICT). This book discusses the ...

Living Legends and Full Agency Implications of Repealing the Combat Exclusion Policy

Living Legends and Full Agency Implications of Repealing the Combat Exclusion Policy

1st Edition

G.L.A. Harris
October 15, 2014

WINNER OF THE 2017 ASPA SECTION ON PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION AND LABOR RELATIONS OUTSTANDING BOOK AWARD!   This research and policy book examines the role of women in the military and the overwhelming evidence to date that warranted repealing the combat exclusion policy. It explores the ...

Politics of Preference India, United States, and South Africa

Politics of Preference India, United States, and South Africa

1st Edition

Krishna K. Tummala, Ph.D
July 25, 2014

Minorities, based on whatever criteria—linguistic, religious, ethnic, tribal, racial, or otherwise—share a distinctive contextual and social experience. Their representation in public service is important, especially when there have been public policies which have historically discriminated against...

Democracy and Public Administration in Pakistan

Democracy and Public Administration in Pakistan

1st Edition

Amna Imam, Eazaz A. Dar
December 14, 2013

This book explores the role of the grass roots public administrative institution of DC & DM in historical context for Pakistan, and its viability for a meaningful democracy and stability of the country. The authors contend that Pakistan’s democracy to-date lacks firm foundation, as evidenced by...

The Economic Viability of Micropolitan America

The Economic Viability of Micropolitan America

1st Edition

Gerald L. Gordon
December 07, 2013

As the global recession of 2008 and beyond took hold of the American economy, smaller markets were disproportionately affected by job losses as well as the resultant brain drains, tax base reductions, diminished housing values, and diminishment of their overall quality of life. So it is not ...

Making Multilevel Public Management Work Stories of Success and Failure from Europe and North America

Making Multilevel Public Management Work Stories of Success and Failure from Europe and North America

1st Edition

Denita Cepiku, David K. Jesuit, Ian Roberge
April 23, 2013

Public management increasingly takes place in multilevel settings, since most countries are decentralized to one degree or another and most problems transcend and cut across administrative and geographical borders. A collaboration of scholars in the Transnational Initiative on Governance Research ...

Hazardous Materials Compliance for Public Research Organizations A Case Study, Second Edition

Hazardous Materials Compliance for Public Research Organizations A Case Study, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Nicolas A. Valcik
February 15, 2013

Completely revised and updated, Hazardous Materials Compliance for Public Research Organizations: A Case Study, Second Edition presents a case study of one university’s policies and practices with regard to the procurement, use, storage and disposal of HAZMAT in the context of a changing internal ...

Cybersecurity Public Sector Threats and Responses

Cybersecurity Public Sector Threats and Responses

1st Edition

Kim J. Andreasson
December 20, 2011

The Internet has given rise to new opportunities for the public sector to improve efficiency and better serve constituents in the form of e-government. But with a rapidly growing user base globally and an increasing reliance on the Internet, digital tools are also exposing the public sector to new ...

Reinventing Local and Regional Economies

Reinventing Local and Regional Economies

1st Edition

Gerald L. Gordon
September 28, 2011

Recent US economic history is rife with examples of cities and regions that have experienced significant decline. Many of those localities began to slide after decades, even generations, of feeling immune to economic disaster. Boeing and Kodak, the steel industry in Pittsburg, and the automotive ...

Handbook of Public Information Systems

Handbook of Public Information Systems

3rd Edition

Christopher M Shea, G. David Garson
March 10, 2010

Delivering IT projects on time and within budget, while maintaining privacy, security, and accountability, remains one of the major public challenges of our time. In the four short years since the publication of the second edition of the Handbook of Public Information Systems, the field of public ...

Bureaucracy and Administration

Bureaucracy and Administration

1st Edition

Ali Farazmand
June 23, 2009

Bureaucracy is an age-old form of government that has survived since ancient times; it has provided order and persisted with durability, dependability, and stability. The popularity of the first edition of this book, entitled Handbook of Bureaucracy, is testimony to the endurance of bureaucratic ...

Handbook of Governmental Accounting

Handbook of Governmental Accounting

1st Edition

Frederic Bogui
December 19, 2008

Demystifying a growing and dynamic field, Handbook of Governmental Accounting reflects the increasing complexity of this area, enabling readers to grasp the intricate accounting that is involved as government expenditures multiply and governments engage in progressively complex transactions. ...

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